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Archive for November, 2005

Bubble 2.0 Snark Group

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

From the site:

The Bubble 2.0 Snark Group is a collection of elite bloggers, snarks, ranters, malcontents and professional beer drinkers dedicated to desecrating everything Web2.0 and much that isn’t. On their own, each member of the group is both insightful and entertaining but together they are a force as yet unseen on the web (2.0 or otherwise).

Forget the workgroups, its all about the snark group now.

Spoon @ The Warfield

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Spoon owned the Warfield last night.

spoon at the warfield
photo by buzz

We got to the show in the middle of the opening act, American Music Club— some SF natives who I made sure to catch, based on a recommendation from Brian.

I wasn’t overly impressed with them. According to Britt Daniel (Spoon’s frontman), then may be “one of the last great American Rock ‘n Roll Bands.” He probably right, they played a straight-up rock ‘n roll style, not pushing any boundaries or doing anything innovative (except for singing about gay strippers from Columbus, OH). Britt also said that their manager referred to AMC as “pre emo,” which could easily be shortened to preemo and applied to a large number of bands which wish to assert their authenticity as rockers in a world of rock-wannabes.

Spoon, on the other hand, have no need to assert their authenticity- they play their music, their way and they obviously enjoy doing it. Britt Daniels plays with a great deal of emotion, as any guitar playing frontman must. And he’s backed by a solid group, who never let down and never missed a beat.

Just as on their albums, Spoon managed to be both catchy and raw at the same time. They build songs up to hooks which will repeat in your head all night, all the while remaining unpolished and meaningful.

(this is an event hreview by ryan king)

Mac OS X 10.4.3 breaks

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

So, I finally installed Mac OS X 10.4.3 last night, but with little success- is now useless to me.

When I fired up this morning, none of the rules would actually work, I couldn’t edit the rules and I couldn’t create new rules.

Time to switch to Thunderbird.

Update: It looks like it was either MailTags or Mail Act-on, because after uninstalling those, everything seems fine. I’ll have to see if there’s an update available.

Update 2: I was write, it was Mail Act-on. Apparently I’d missed a critical update. All is fine now. Nothing to see here.

Back in SF

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Open Sky, Open road
I just made it back to San Francisco from a long weekend at my parents’ place in Kansas City.

The weekend was great – on Friday I ate some Gate’s BBQ then hung out with Aaron, Chad and Kelly.

On Saturday I bummed around all day, then went to a high school reunion Saturday night (and won a prize for traveling the farthest to be at the reunion, even though that wasn’t really why I went home).

Sunday I watched some football on TV. Today I traveled back to SF (losing and finding my wallet along the way).

Oh, and I didn’t touch a computer the whole time (other than to fix my Dad’s email). So, I’m back to catching up with email and news and planning for The Launch Party to End All Launch Parties (we have a venue, announcement soon).

Yeah, I’ve been busy

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

I’ve been extremely busy the last couple of weeks. Between school and work and so many other awesome opportunities, I’ve barely had time to breathe.

I’m gonna be taking some time off this weekend (Friday through Monday, actually) and heading to KC to visit friends and family and go to a high school reunion (yeah, scary). I’ll be sans Internet and sans laptop. Yeah, that’s right, I’m going to leave my laptop in San Francisco.

Anyway, I just wanted to point out that the rare bits of free time I’ve had lately have been spent on, The Blog, a fun, funny little project Eran, some friends and I have been working on. So, if you miss me, I’m probably over there…. or at work… or school… or sleeping…or…. Well, you get the point.

One significant thing I wanted to point out is that we’re going to be throwing The Launch Party to End All Launch Parties next week, to celebrate the one month (less one day) anniversary of, the Blog (it also happens to be the day before the start of Long Tail Camp). We don’t have a location yet, but watch the blog post and upcoming DOT org event for updates.